While Nairobi is a hectic city with more than three million inhabitants, the Swedish school is a peaceful sanctuary with 165 students this year, aged 18 months to 19 years old. It runs three educational programmes according to the Swedish curriculum: preschool, compulsory school and upper secondary school. Classes are in Swedish and taught by qualified teachers. This offers a safe base for the students to focus on their studies, explore the local culture, learn English and perhaps even some Swahili. In addition, the school also arranges exchange programmes with guest students from Sweden at upper secondary level.